Monday, May 13, 2013

Plight of the Middle Class Conservative Voter

"Go ahead, Tea Party bitch, squirm and scream right into the Citizens United brand gag ... you know you love it!" Image source: Sex and Submission.

Middle class voters who vote for Republicans are a puzzle to me. While the Democrats are bought out by Wall Street, the Republicans pretty much ARE Wall Street, and if there is anything that has become very evident over the last few years, it's that Wall Street is putting the hurt on the middle class, big time.

Wall Street profits are up, they're keeping oceans of cash overseas (and out of the economy) for tax reasons (i.e., they don't want to pay their share) the one percent owns 65 percent of American's wealth and the economic recovery from the 2007 crash is generally described as "jobless." The numbers are so hugely obvious that voting Republican is essentially stealing from yourself and your children, as the only technique the Republicans can come up with for raising revenues is gutting Social Security and Medicaid, the two most effective programs for alleviating poverty we have.

But the wealthy conservatives dangle the specter of gays marrying and women having abortions in front of middle class conservatives, and damned if they don't vote their kids right off the island in every election!

I found the image above to be a powerful graphic representation of the plight of middle class conservatives, artfully detailing their situation. I'm sure it'll be on all the cable news networks soon!

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